Kale seems to be everywhere these days, it’s impossible to go anywhere food related and not have an option with kale. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of kale, it’s very tough doesn’t have the best raw flavor. But I’m always willing to give food a second chance. I’m still not ready to eat kale raw or in a smoothie but I do like this sauteed version with garlic.
Kale is also very cheap to buy, so it’s such a great green to purchase every now and again. When I saw how cheap kale was, I told my husband there was no reason why we shouldn’t buy it and try it! So try it we did.
Start by cutting the stalk off of the kale leaves – the stalk is super tough and isn’t something you want to eat.
Chop the kale into bite sized pieces..
Pour a little olive oil into a skillet and mince a clove of garlic. Let this heat up just a minute then throw in the kale leaves. Sprinkle with just a tiny amount of salt and pepper. Toss to coat all the leaves.
The thing I forget about kale is that it shrinks from what looks like a large amount of kale to a one-person portion. This also means that you only need a tiny amount of oil and a super tiny amount of salt/pepper.
This kale with garlic is very delicious! The flavor is really good and because it’s sauteed the kale becomes a little crisp but very tender. It actually reminds me exactly of brussel sprouts, it has a very similar texture and flavor when it’s cooked. I don’t know that kale is going to become my nightly vegetable to eat with dinner, but this is a great option to mix up the regulars.
Have you used kale very much? What’s your favorite way to eat it?
- 1 bunch Kale, trimmed of stem
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- Pinch salt/pepper
- Chop the kale into bite sized pieces.
- Heat the oil and garlic over medium heat until fragrant, add in the kale.
- Add pinch of salt/pepper and toss to coat.
- Saute Kale leaves until wilted and slightly crisp.